CREATE Cultivate Relationships by Engaging with Arts at Tufts Experiences

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The CREATE (Cultivate Relationships by Engaging with Arts at Tufts Experiences) Orientation is an interactive pre-orientation program that centers activism through the arts. Each year incoming CREATE students will immerse themselves in a critical social justice issue through various art mediums and institutions throughout the Boston area. By the end of the four-day program we hope that students will leave with a sense of belonging, community, and inspiration to incorporate the arts and tackle social justice issues during their time at Tufts. We encourage incoming students of all art levels and experience to join.

2023 Student Coordinators

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Rabkwan Chaimattayompol, 2025

Rabkwan is a 2nd year BFA student from Boston, MA, who lives in the Back Bay area. Her current practice at SMFA is sculpture and drawing while also minoring in education. At Tufts games, she plays the clarinet for the Tufts Pep Band. Aside from playing and listening to music she loves to cook, and read on her free time. She can't wait to meet you all and welcome you to Tufts!

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Kim "Kip" Tran, 2024

Kip is from Miami, FL and a rising 5th-year Combined Degree student majoring in Child Study and Human Development and Studio Art. They can be found scouring the SMFA library for the coolest zines in their off-time and loves to go out on the town in Boston on the T (we love the green line extension)!


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Maiyah Rivers

Program Advisor, Assistant Director of Student Affairs- SMFA

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Stephen Green

Program Advisor, Associate Director of Student Affairs- SMFA


Program Dates: August 24 - August 28

A Typical Day of CREATE

What we might do on any given day based on past years’ programs.

Time Activity
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast in Medford, Boston, or Brookline
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Off-Campus Experience – museums, galleries, open markets, and more
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch with leaders
1 - 5 p.m. Art making – a different process every day
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner in the dining hall with leaders
7 – 9:30 p.m. Evening activities – everything ranging from Laser Tag to a gallery opening

Contact Us

CREATE | 617-627-2746